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. our road map begins with a $20 billion deal. freeport mcmoran getting into the energy business making two acquisitions. plains exploration and mcmoran exploration. >>> concerns over the u.s. economy as adp misses estimates. the blame goes to superstorm sandy. goldman says the party is officially over for gold. >> starbucks at an investors conference will add 1,500 stores in the u.s. over the next five years. wait until you hear what they said about china. >> a big day in media. pandora ceo joins us live later this morning as the stock fell nearly 20% on weak guidance and netflix signs a big exclusive with disney. how much are they having to pay up for that? >>> let's deal with this big deal. as i've been telling you we'll see a lot of big deals -- i was wrong. here we are. freeport mcmoran buying not one but two companies. the combined price if you add it all together gets close to $20 billion. that does include debt. let's go through some of the details. it's somewhat complex. let's start with bigger of the two deals. freeport's purchase of plains. approximately $6.9 billion in total
in time square. could nat gas exports boost the u.s. economy? a new report from the energy department says natural gas prices won't rise with export expansion and revenues from the move could actually benefit americans. the findings helping to boost companies proposing export projects like energy. several members of congress oppose large scale exports. so is the boom imminent? let's bring in a cnbc contributor. dan, in terms of the impact on prices, you would think that with the glut here the ability to send it off overseas would provide some support for this market. >> it will. the problem is there's enormous lag time between the time you get a chance to permit and the time you can start exporting. it's usually four years at the minimum. also anywhere -- well, if you're taking, for example, a plant where you're turning it from an import plant to an export plant, that's cheap, only cost you $2 billion. but if you're trying to start from scratch and build an export l & g plant, that can cost you $10 billion. very heavy money going in, very heavy infrastructure and a big bet on that differen
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at the latest report from the international energy agency which may have more of an impact where oil prices are going in this session. they're looking for slightly demand in 2013. and they're pointing to china for the reason. we're anticipating we'll get the report from the energy department at 10:30 a.m. on oil supplies. the expectation is for a slight decline in food supplies. but we did see a major build in the industry report, if that is confirmed we could see these gains short-lived. back to you. >> all right. thank you very much, sharon epperson. we've got a little extra from jamie dimon. but before we get to that -- >> a quick talker on urban outfitters. this morning "usa today" had their new holiday catalog which features a bunch of profane products. there is, for instance, a photo album that says -- basically uses the "f" bomb, drops the "f" bomb and said it was blanking awesome. a candle that spellings ospells out the "f" worth in black. and let's reminisce. a lot of discussion -- one marketing expert said it's brilliant, explosive, short-term marketing that generates buzz. it's t
here. what is interesting when you have mergers and acquisition particularly in energy this is something that brings positive sentiment to wall street. let's look at freeport-mcmoran. also taking a look at other names that are involved, right? you're looking at, see how they are faring. plains exploration is up 25%. mcmoran exploration up 82%. freeport-mcmoran is buying both of those together. this is $9 billion. this is about oil and gas producers and it will create a natural resources conglomerate. this is a huge, huge move. freeport-mcmoran is a name we always took to when we talk about commodities and things on the move and on a day where oil and gold are to the downside, gold in particular talking about freeport-mcmoran, copper and gold. you can see it is down 14%. that is not unusual to see an acquirer selling off as the two that are being acquired are gaining big-time. this is the action we're seeing in this mining and oil and exploration type deal and this is a big one. certainly scooped up wall street this morning. back to you. melissa: nicole, thanks so much.
the latest in energies and metals. >> let's start with the metals market. that's where we're seeing significant gains, particularly in copper, after that positive data out of china. industrial production definitely better than expected. if you look at the factory order data, that was the highest output in november we've seen in about eight months' time. copper leading the gap ining th because of the chinese imports of copper. that was significant for that data. we're also looking at the oil import data coming out of china, the third highest on record. supporting oil prices. we're off of the highs for the session of crude oil but still looking at higher prices for brent and wti contract. but the biggest mover in the energy space today, definitely natural gas. because it's 60-degrees-plus in december today. possibly we'll see an injection to storage even though, yes, it is the month of december. that is the reason why traders are selling that gas right now. back to you. >> all right. thanks very much, sharon epperson. perhaps the largest dollar deal of the day, it is not a merger mond
in question, the credibility for opec is on the line. matt smith is commodities analyst at summit energy services. thanks for joining us. dive into the issue of leadership first. he has been the secretary-general for about six years. now he is stepping down. how important is who replaces him? >> well, it's very important really. he has taken us through a very torrid time in the crude market and now, at a time when they're having this meeting when you would expect there would be all these different debates going on regarding supply, regarding price, the whole cartel is happy with supply and price. yet there is the huge concern with the leadership whether it will go to an iranian a iraqi or a saudi. this is a huge concern especially at a period when we're entering where we will need cuts probably next year by opec. melissa: yeah. i mean there's a lot of focus on this. at the same time anytime i've been at a meeting most of the meeting happens away from the meeting. they all meet late into the night at each other's hotels trying to hash out what's going to be said. does saudi arabia in your
temporary fluctuations largely reflected swings in energy prices, it is likely to run at or below the federal market committee's 2% objective in coming quarters over the longer term. against a macroeconomic backdrop includes high unemployment and subdued inflation, the fomc will maintain the policy. today the committee took several steps. first, it decided to continue its purchases of agency mortgage-backed securities initiated at the september meeting at a pace of $40 billion per month. second, the committee decided to purchase longer-term secretary securities after the search to, current program to extend the maturity holdings is completed at the end of the year. in continuing its asset purchases, the committee seeks to maintain downward pressure on longer-term interest rates in the key financial conditions accommodated. therefore promoting economic growth while ensuring inflation over time is close to 2% objective. finally, the committee today also modify the guidance of future rate policy to provide more information to the public about how it anticipates it will react to evil
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